West Virginia Marriage Laws

48-2-504 - Failure to endorse and return license; penalties

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West Virginia Code ? Chapter 48: Domestic Relations ? Article 2: Marriages ? Part 5: Offenses and Penalties

Failure to endorse and return license; penalties

If a person who is authorized to celebrate marriages in this state willfully fails to comply with the provisions of section 2-202, relating to the endorsement and return of a license, his or her authority must be suspended for a period of not less than six months nor more than one year. If the person gave bond under the provisions of section 2-402, the conditions of the bond are deemed to be broken and the bond must be forfeited as otherwise provided by law. The county clerk shall notify the prosecuting attorney of the county of any failure to comply with section 2-202. The prosecuting attorney shall institute proceedings before the circuit court to suspend the person's authority to celebrate marriages. The court shall determine all questions of law and fact.

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